International Football History and Statistics is the official site of the Association of Football Statisticians.

This site is driven by a unique database of international football and the English Football League including the FIFA World Cup and FA Premier League since their inception.

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On this day in football history

  • 1887 Preston North End beat Hyde 26-0 in a FA Cup-tie, which is regarded as the highest score in English first class football.
  • 1934 Manchester United signed Wrexham's Welsh international centre forward, Tom Bamford. In six years with the Third Division club he had scored 175 goals in 204 League matches including the club record of 44 in 1933-34. Won a Second Division medal with United in 1936 and, moved to Swansea Town in 1938, the War in 1939 ending his first class career after only one season at Vetch Field. His final total was 244 goals in 338 matches and four Welsh caps in 1931 and 1932.
  • 1949 Jackie Milburn of Newcastle United became the first England player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup qualifying match. England beat Wales 4-1 in Cardiff, and although the match was part of the Home International Championship it also doubled as a World Cup Qualifier.
  • 1958 In their first ever international with Spain, Northern Ireland were beaten 6-2 in Madrid. Irish team: Uprichard (Portsmouth); Keith and McMichael (Newcastle United); Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur); Forde (Ards); Casey (Portsmouth); Bingham (Luton Town); Cush (Leeds United); McParland (Aston Villa); McIlroy (Burnley); Tully (Celtic). The Irish Coals were scored by Wilbur Cush and Jimmy McIlroy.